We're No.1! We're No. 1! We're No. 1!
Jan. 21, 2003
Corvallis, Ore. - That was the chant immediately after Ted Carlson made his most famous announcement into the Gill Coliseum courtside microphone on Jan. 10, 1981. His announcement? Old Dominion had defeated No. 1 DePaul, which enabled Oregon State to claim the top ranking in the college basketball world two days later.
That announcement was voted as the top moment in Beaver basketball history, in a poll conducted on osubeavers.com.
Carlson's famous message edged out Oregon State's 1974 victory over UCLA, ending the Bruins' 50-game conference win streak. The hiring of then future Naismith Hall of Fame coach Ralph Miller was a close third.
The Poll (by percentage)
1981 P.A. Announcement 19%1974 victory over UCLA 18%Hiring of Ralph Miller 16%Bill Sherwood 3-point basket at the buzzer vs. Oregon 11%Gary Payton's school-record 58 points vs. USC 11%
The new poll, asking you to select the best teams in school history, will be online in the near future. Click on the OSU Homecoming logo on this page.
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